Don uses a tricked-out 1,150-cfm...
Don uses a tricked-out 1,150-cfm dominator carburetor with successful results from Pro Systems and Quick Fuel Technologies. Fuel delivery flows through a cast C-460 Ford Motorsport single plane intake-we know that for sure.
On the induction side of things, Don uses a tricked-out 1,150-cfm Dominator carburetor with successful results from Pro Systems and Quick Fuel Technologies. Fuel delivery flows through a cast C-460 Ford Motorsport single-plane intake. Fulton Competition supplied one of its trick multiple fogger nitrous oxide injection systems. The company is a top engine supplier of nitrous-oxide injected IHRA ProMods. Nitrous-oxide combinations rely on a feather-light recipe since they can't make the minimum 2,300 hp the supercharged and turbocharged combos make.
Don claims his new combo outputs much more than 1,500 hp. He says it's more than enough power to conquer any 10-inch tire field-if the traction gods could grant a 100-percent bite every pass-but that would take all the fun out of it.
Switching to the small-cube...
Switching to the small-cube big-block changed the power curve a bit, but it didn't keep Don from two poles last season and countless runs in the 7.50s on the little 28x10.5 Mickey Thompsons. He'll be a threat to the competition at every event for 2007. All the fancy stuff is attached to the intake: one NOS bottle and a quick shut-off ball valve keep the hoodscoop on during those unexpected after-burnout track delays.
Keeping an eye on the gauges...
Keeping an eye on the gauges before and during the burnout, as well as down the racetrack, not only saves parts, but may save you from skating in fluids boiling over. Steve Matukas mounted all the necessary gauges. A lot of switches and the dual parachute release lever keep a driver busy in the 2-3 minutes it usually takes to get a good burnout, stage the car, initiate a short-staging duel, and knockout a mid-seven-second quarter-mile pass at nearly 200 mph.
Nearly every bar was cut from...
Nearly every bar was cut from the chassis. A stronger, lighter chrome-moly 'cage, reconstructed at Matukas Motorsports Racecars, was added to meet the latest SFI 25.2 chassis specification. All race cars need protection via a thorough fire-suppression system; Don is a believer in safety and his race car has always had a bar. Precision Performance products supplied the lightweight shifter, similar to nearly all of the Outlaw race cars. The Powerglide transmission needs to be shifted only once during a run down the 1,320.
|5.0 Tech Specs|
|ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN||Gauges|
|Block||Auto Meter, Pro Comp Ultra Lite, silver|
|FRPP aluminum; 10.32 deck|| |
|height||SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS|
|Cylinder Heads||Matukas Motorsports custom|
|FRPP C-460 Wedge, Aluminum||A-arms|
|Camshaft||Matukas Motorsports custom|
|Comp Cams (top-secret specs)||Springs|
|FRPP C-460 cast aluminum||Struts|
|1,150-cfm Dominator Pro ||Wheels|
|Systems/Quick Fuel Technologies||Welds, Alumastar, spindle mount|
|Nitrous-oxide injection,||Mickey Thompson|
|multi-foggers by Fulton||Brakes|
|Bassani formed, custom-||Springs|
|welded by Matukas Motorsports||Afco|
|Barry Grant, BG-400||Afco, double-adjustable|
|Powerglide, Pat's Performance||Matukas Motorsports custom|
|9-in sheetmetal by Fab-9,||Matukas Motorsports custom|
|welded by Steve Matukas||suspension|
|Moser spool, 35-spline gun-||Wheels|
|drilled axles||Welds, custom bead-locks by|
| ||Sheppard Race Cars|
|Engine Management||Mickey Thompson |
|RacePak, new setup||Brakes|
|MSD-7 Series||Chassis Stiffening|
| ||Matukas Motorsports custom|